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Old 12-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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Wheel offset

The tires on my 89 YJ stick out about 2 1/2" past my fender flares. I live on a gravel road, and I'm getting a bit tired of washing my jeep everytime I go to town. Does anyone know what the stock offset is? My tires are only 9" wide, were on it when I bought it, and shouldn't be throwing this much mud and water, I wouldn't think.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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Are they stock wheels? Stock wheels have like 5" of backspacing.

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Old 12-13-2007, 07:07 PM   #3
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Check the axle for length. You may have replacements that are too wide.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure the axles are stock, but I don't think the wheels are. I've never measured wheels for offset. How's it done?
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:06 PM   #5
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Backspacing, not offset. Take the wheel and tire off, and on the lip of the wheel, not the tire, put a piece of wood or something and measure down to the mounting surface of the wheel. That would be your backspacing. Anything less than the 5" of a stock wheel will make it stick out farther.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:01 PM   #6
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I can do that. Thanx Az. It's just gettin' old washing when I haven't been mudding intentionally!
BTW, I hope everyone has a great Christmas!
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:07 PM   #7
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Ok, checked my spare. Backspacing is my problem (3-31/2" with existing wheels). Can't afford new wheels, so need to know what will bolt on. Can anyone help me out?

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